Northern Soul

Author: Lucia Cox

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The Beautiful Game

September 5, 2013 Comments Off on The Beautiful Game

Author David Peace now resides in Japan but the Huddersfield-born, former Manchester resident and graduate from Manchester Polytechnic (now MMU) is thrilled to be back to promote his novel about the late, great Bill Shankly, Red or Dead.

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Applause, Applause, Applause

August 5, 2013 Comments Off on Applause, Applause, Applause

This year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival in Manchester was a triumph. Following her reviews of the first few shows last week, Lucia Cox talks us through the rest of them.

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Evita

Surprisingly Good For You

July 31, 2013 Comments Off on Surprisingly Good For You

Evita is a bizarre ‘ole musical, isn’t it? Let’s do a musical about a dictatorship in South America and in particular, the life of Eva Peron, says Tim Rice, who was obsessed with the life of the former First Lady. Go on then, says his then long-time writing partner, Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Daylight Robbery

Daylight Robbery

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Daylight Robbery

Michael Jacob is no stranger to new writing or the creative industries.

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Away from Home

Playing Away from Home

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Playing Away from Home

I’m no stranger to one-person shows. They’re tough, tough to perform, tough to write and, if not handled well, tough to watch.

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Billy, The Monster and Me

July 24, 2013 Comments Off on Billy, The Monster and Me

In the first of a series of reviews of all – yes, all – of the shows at this year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival, Lucia Cox kicks off with a monstrous tale.

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Away from Home

Away from Home

July 21, 2013 Comments Off on Away from Home

Of all the shows in this year’s 24:7 Theatre Festival, one promises to be the most subversive: Away From Home, co-written by veteran TV, radio and theatre writer, Martin Jameson and performer, Rob Ward.

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David Slack

David Slack talks to Northern Soul

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on David Slack talks to Northern Soul

David Slack is founder of the 24:7 Theatre Festival, now in its tenth year. He can always be found milling around, helping with front of house, meeting and greeting the press and, generally speaking, being a darn enthusiastic and present director.

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Between a Dream and a Whisper

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on Between a Dream and a Whisper

I’m coining a new verb. To be ‘Goldfrapped’ means to have been on a magical journey of mind, body and soul.

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It’s All Happening, 24:7

July 20, 2013 Comments Off on It’s All Happening, 24:7

I’m fond of the 24:7 Theatre Festival. I’m fond of its organisers, volunteers and general ethos. I’m fond of some of the productions I’ve seen over the past three years I’ve known about it and I’m sad I’m not a part of it this year.

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